Gratitude, Gratitude, Gratitude (Even for 2020!)

2020 will not soon be forgotten. I don’t know about you, but this year STRETCHED me in every way imaginable. But through all the ups, downs and curve balls, there was still a lot that was worth celebrating. As I look forward with positivity toward 2021, it feels equally important to shine a light the…

Flowers to Fight the Quarantine Blues

We’re coming to the end of week 6 of quarantine here in Maryland and, like elsewhere, so much about our daily life has changed. One of the biggest changes for me (and many others) is the way we shop. My philosophy has essentially been “stay out of the way.” So I’ve been getting groceries delivered,…

The Grocery Store Floral Dept. that Gives Me All the Feels

I’ve been to Seattle twice and both times, I’ve had the chance to visit the Pike’s Place Market. There is an absolutely stunning array of flowers there – beautiful, fresh bouquets made of any type of flower you can imagine and starting at $5, they are super affordable. I’ve often wished that I had a…

Garden Progress!

Now that it’s June, a lot of the flowers in our garden are starting their blooming season. I like big, showy blooms – think puffy hydrangeas, petal-packed peonies and dinner-plate dahlias – and I’m trying my darndest to grow some at my house. But it’s tough y’all. My dream garden is Ina Garten’s amazing home…

Our Gray IKEA Kitchen Reno

I titled this post simply because I think a lot of people are looking for examples of IKEA kitchen remodels. At least that’s what I was looking for when I was doing this project, but I couldn’t find too many examples. So I’m adding one to the ether 🙂 Our remodel is about one year old. The…